I hope you all had a good day and are enjoying the trip.
The new thing tht I learned today was how 'Arabic Numerals' got thier shapes.
I promised to send out the text of the 7th century poem about Kehiya - the Jewish Berber Warrior Princess who took on the Muslim invaders.
The poem reads:
O! Sons of Yeshurun!
Do not forget your persecutors
The Chaldeans, Caesar, Hadrian and Kahiya—
That accursed woman, more cruel than all the others together.
She gave our virgins to her warriors,
She washed her feet in the blood of our children.
God created her to make us atone for our sins,
But God hates those who make his people suffer.
Give me back my children
So that they can mourn me.
I left them
In the hands of Kahiya.
Tomorrow we are setting off at 8:30 in the morning after breakfast. The study session will be in the amphitheatre of El Jem. We have a lot of tavelling tomorrow, and in additoin to El Jem we will be visiting Gabes and finishing th day in Matmata.
If you have not bought your éxtit tax' sticker yer, you can do so at the lobby of the hotel. This can save time at the airport on Sunday.